Former NFL star Tim Tebow decided to spend some quality time comforting and meeting with Hurricane Irma evacuees on Monday. Among them was a World War II veteran who played the harmonica while Tebow and others listened.
“Totally uplifted by this #ww2 veteran, [whose] spirit and talents encouraged his fellow visitors at this Special Needs Shelter!” Tebow wrote on his Twitter account on Monday.
He also shared a video of the encounter:
— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) September 11, 2017
Tebow signed autographs and took photos with evacuees, police and rescue workers, as he visited at least two shelter locations on Monday, WJTX-TV reported.
“There’s a lot of things they are dealing with — a lot of worry, a lot of doubt, a lot of unknown,” Tebow said of his visits around Jacksonville and St. Augustine. “But if there’s a chance just to brighten their day, put a smile on their face or letting them not worry about their problems for a couple of seconds or minutes, it’s worth it.”
He continued, “You can’t promise them you’re going to make things better, but you can promise you’ll stand side-by-side them when they go through it.”
— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) September 12, 2017
Florida Gov. Rick Scott later thanked Tebow for helping out.